obama himself, in 2010, when he agreed with mitch mcconnell to keep tax rates where they are, said many times, you don't raise taxes in a recession. we are not technically in a recession, but we're clearly in a stagnant economy. that is to " obama himself on the street when it pleases him politically, he says, "i will not raise taxes." what he needs it, he will say the opposite. the point is, even if you had these tax hikes, it would raise the maximum of $8 billion a year. we have a $1.30 trillion deficit. it is a distraction, shiny object you're putting over here. if you want to attack the deficit, you have to do it with spending cuts, tax reform, an entitlement reform, and if you want it in taxation, it will have to be across the board.